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Commissariat House

Commissariat House, the last intact structure during the period of British rule in NL, was built in 1818 to serve as an office and residence for the supply officer of the British army. It has has since been restored to 1830's and is now a registered historic site and open for public tours.

This is Commissariat House, a provincial historic site in St. John's Newfoundland.
Commissariat House is a provincial historic site in St. John's, NL that has been restored to the 1800's.

Dressed in 1800's clothing style, a maid stands in the Commissariat House kitchen surrounded by old furnishings and china.
Dressed in 1800's clothing style, a maid stands in the Commissariat House kitchen surrounded by old furnishings.

The kitchen at Commissariat House has antique furnishings, dishes and appliances preserved in the early 1800's style
The kitchen at Commissariat House has antique furnishings, dishes and appliances preserved in the early 1800's style

A formal dining room in 1800's style is set with formal china and silverware. Floral arrangements are placed between large candlesticks.
This is the formal dining room at Christmas at Commissariat House. The Commissariat was of upper class.

An office at Commissariat House has an old desk, old furnishings, and upon the desk, old documents on the desk.
This is one of the offices at Commissariat House. Furnishings and documents on display date to the early 1800's.

On an old desk at Commissariat House are old letters, a feather pen, and old books.
Documents from the early 1800's on display in a bedroom at Commissariat House

In the officer's bedroom at Commissariat House, there is a small desk, chairs, and a corner potty.
In the officer's bedroom at Commissariat House, there is a small desk and corner potty.

This is a sitting room at Commissariat House. This, and all, rooms at Commissariat House use a fireplace for heat
This is a sitting room at Commissariat House. This, and all, rooms at Commissariat House use a fireplace for heat

This lady, wearing a bonnet and old clothes from the 1800s, is demonstrating the art of lace-making (tatting).
This lady, wearing a bonnet and old clothes from the 1800s, is demonstrating the art of lace-making (tatting).

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Sandra Murray, owner of Murray House Vacation Home and writer of Newfoundland Travel Blog standing on a bridge overlooking a forest clearing and waterfall.
Sandra Murray, owner of Murray House Vacation Home and writer of Newfoundland Travel Blog

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